2022 Mary Raftery journalism prize winner announced

Journalist Peter Maguire has won the Mary Raftery Prize for his feature on noteworthy.ie entitled ‘Speak or Survive: Sexual Violence Victims Still Fighting Roadblocks to Justice’.

The Mary Raftery Prize is awarded annually to an individual or small team responsible for social affairs journalism produced on the island of Ireland in the calendar year preceding the award which, in the view of the judges, combined the rigorous analysis and commitment to social justice that characterised Mary Raftery’s journalism.

In assessing the winning entry, the judges described “Speak or Survive” as a very balanced, nuanced, blend of personal experience and policy analysis that spoke to the heart of an important matter of public importance.

Administered by the School of Communications, DCU, the Prize is funded from the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund and sponsored by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.